The bridge on the Circle Trail at the Falls is being replaced. As a result, the Falls is off and the trail is closed to all traffic at that location. Construction will be completed by the end of July.
The city’s original falls (the namesake of the city) washed away in a flood in the 1800’s. '
In 1987 a new falls was constructed upstream. The present 54-foot man-made waterfall is a multi-level cascade on the south bank of the Wichita River. The Falls can be seen by southbound motorists on I-44 as they cross the bridge over the river.
The Falls provides many wonderful photo opportunities, and it is also the site of many outdoor weddings each year. Parking areas are available just inside Lucy Park on Sunset Drive that have access to the concrete trail. It is about a 1 mile walk to the Falls and back. You can also park along the service road which circles under the I-44 bridge over the Wichita River. The Falls Trail map shows how to access the parking areas.